What’s looking good in August 2019

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  1. longk

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    Not very harsh but tolerant of slightly below zero if fairly mature.
     
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    The grasses are coming into their own on our front verge.
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    The sun has washed out the colour so I'll try and take another shot
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      Some dahlias cut for table vases when having visitors
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      Nature's perfection
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      A massive 17" diameter and dozens of them on the plant
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      Cytisus battandieri (pineapple tree) is starting to flower for a second time this year (usual time is early June)
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      First of the Cobaea flowers
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      and a close second just about to open
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        @pete they're still going strong and just opening :blue thumb:
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          Not a very good photo as the light was a bit low under the trees but the Cyclamen are just starting to flower again
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          This flower bed will be solid with Cyclamen in a few weeks (usually flowers April, July and November) so a bit late
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          A bit of propagation going on
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          Wild area around the veg plot
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          Apples and pears doing well but have now been pruned somewhat by the winds!
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            B8BC35A6-4A55-407F-8630-C3987E16B2AC.jpeg89B75918-206A-4258-9FDD-B2DBA3E70EAB.jpeg The biggest grass I grow here but it is also a majestic one....Miscanthus Cabaret. I grow quite a few M. Grasses but, for foliage, this takes some beating. I’m a tall guy but have to stretch to reach the top....then the flowers come in September to add further to the height
            The structure is maintained throughout the winter too
             
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              B7E21B81-CA51-45B2-962E-CCEE45BFCC3F.jpeg A walk with my camera and took these
               
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                CD5E944F-C1AF-4A61-8838-9C4C29FD8FBB.jpeg A divided helenium last autumn
                Oops! A deliberately dropped rhubarb leaf adds to the flavour I think:smile:
                Had to fight my way in to take this
                 
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                  FD70BFC4-92AF-481F-96B9-74BEC0A675F4.jpeg Linaria and athyrium nipponicum nestle comfortably together I think
                   
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                    Is that how you propagate ferns @shiney? I think I'll give it a go:smile:
                     
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                      Haven't the faintest!!! :heehee: I only came across it as I was walking round the garden taking photos. I'll have to ask the Head Gardener and Propagator and get back to you. :)
                       
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                        @alana Mrs Shiney said that that fern has now got lots of roots and she shall be potting them on soon. She put the fern leaf in the tray, pinned it down and covered it in a plastic bag and left it for two months. This is the result. :blue thumb:
                         
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                          Thank you for the info @shiney and please thank Mrs Shiney. I'll have a go with a couple of ferns I like.
                           
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                              Imperata Red Baron, geum, hackonechloa beneath P. hydrangea
                               
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